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Ricardo Zimmermann is a researcher at the Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering, Technology and Science (INESC TEC), Portugal. His qualification includes a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Management by the University of Aveiro, a Master in Management by the University of Aveiro, a Master in Business Administration by SENAI (National Service of Industrial Learning), Brazil and a BS in Management by the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil. His research interests include supply chain management, innovation management, the relationship between supply chains and innovation, as well as the role of emerging digital technologies. Ricardo has management experience in companies in Portugal and Brazil.

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2021

Policy Recommendations for Supporting Supply Chains with Horizontal Actions

Authors
Zimmermann, R; Barros, AC; Senna, PP; Pessot, E; Marchiori, I; Fornasiero, R;

Publication
Lecture Notes in Management and Industrial Engineering - Next Generation Supply Chains

Abstract
AbstractThis chapter aims to identify the supply chain (SC) issues that can be considered “horizontal”, as they are cross–sectorial and faced by most companies operating both in production and distribution sectors, and to propose a set of policy recommendations that can support public and private organisations to promote and foster innovation and competitiveness of future European SCs. The definition of the Key Horizontal Issues (KHI) is the basis for developing 12 policy recommendations regarding infrastructure requirements, technological and organisational improvements and regulatory developments needed to set the stage for the European SCs for the future. Specifically, the policy recommendations entail assuring appropriate standards and legislation for European SCs; educating and training professionals for the future SCs; drafting of international agreements aiming at future European SCs; supporting and fostering incentives and funding schemes; promoting reference bodies for European SCs; and establishing infrastructure for fostering of future European SCs.

2021

The impact of supply chain fit on business and innovation performance in Brazilian companies

Authors
Zimmermann, R; Ferreira, LMDF; Moreira, AC; Barros, AC; Correa, HL;

Publication
International Journal of Logistics Management

Abstract
Purpose: This paper investigates the effect of the fit between supply and demand uncertainty (SDU) and supply chain responsiveness (SCR) (SC fit) on business and innovation performance in Brazilian companies. Design/methodology/approach: The study presented an analysis carried out on an empirical study based on a sample of 150 manufacturing companies. Business and innovation performance of companies with different types of SC fit (high–high and low–low fits) and misfit (positive and negative) are compared and discussed. Findings: The results indicated that SC fit had a positive effect on both business and innovation performance. Further analyses suggested that companies with SC fit present similar business performance, independent of the level of SDU that characterizes the environment where they compete, while companies in environments with higher levels of uncertainty tend to present superior innovation performance. Companies with positive and negative misfit present similar performance. Originality/value: An analysis of the literature showed that there is no consensus when it comes to the definitions and measurements of SC fit. The paper investigates the effects of SC fit on business and innovation performance, while previous empirical studies have mainly addressed its impact on financial performance. Moreover, this study compares the effects of two types of fit and two types of misfit and assesses SC fit in Brazilian manufacturing companies, analyzing the context of an under-researched reality. © 2020, Emerald Publishing Limited.

2020

An empirical analysis of the relationship between supply chain strategies, product characteristics, environmental uncertainty and performance

Authors
Zimmermann, R; Ferreira, LMDF; Moreira, AC;

Publication
Supply Chain Management

Abstract
Purpose: This paper aims to investigate supply chain (SC) strategies, analyzing the adoption of lean, agile, leagile and traditional SC strategies with respect to product characteristics, environmental uncertainty, business performance and innovation performance. Design/methodology/approach: The paper presents an empirical analysis carried out on a sample of 329 companies. Cluster analysis was applied, based on lean and agile SC characteristics, to identify patterns among different SC strategies. One-way analysis of variance of different constructs by types of SC clusters was conducted to test the research hypotheses. Findings: Cluster analysis indicates that the companies studied adopt four types of SC strategies – lean, agile, leagile and traditional. The differences between the clusters are identified and discussed, highlighting that companies adopting a leagile SC strategy present the highest performance, while those that adopt a traditional SC present the lowest; companies adopting an agile SC compete in the most complex and dynamic environments, while companies with a lean SC present a clear predominance of functional rather than innovative products. Research limitations/implications: This paper provides empirical evidence of the antecedents and consequences of the adoption of different SC strategies. As a limitation, the results are based on a survey research with a limited sample size. Originality/value: Based on the analysis of the relationship between constructs that have not been addressed previously, the paper adds to the knowledge regarding the role of SC strategies, as well as the antecedents and consequences of their adoption. The results may support managers in the difficult task of choosing the “right” SC strategy. © 2020, Emerald Publishing Limited.

2020

How Supply Chain Strategies Moderate The Relationship Between Innovation Capabilities And Business Performance

Authors
Zimmermann, R; Ferreira, LMDF; Moreira, AC;

Publication
Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management

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2020

The effect of supply chain strategy on the relationship between innovation capabilities and business performance. A theoretical model

Authors
Zimmermann, R; Moreira, AC; Ferreira, LMDF;

Publication
International Journal of Business Performance and Supply Chain Modelling

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